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Do you think NYC should rebuild a similar World Trade Center?

No. I think they should build something short or no one will work there. Maybe a Museum like the Holocaust Museum.

Reba, 51+
Silver Spring
, MD  USA

I'm not qualified to make decisions. I do feel that the age of the skyscraper is passing, but at the same time, symbolism never dies.

Jill, 60
Saylorsburg
, PA  USA

From what I've been hearing, skyscrapers are no longer in architectural fashion. I do think they should re-build office space in that area. But there should also be a memorial park of some kind, too.

Laura, 36
Lowell
, MA   USA

*shrug* Sure. Or a nice park.

Karen, 22
Marshalltown/Ames
, IA  USA

No, we don't need anymore inescapable buildings. Back in the early part of last century they were supposedly needed due to space limitations. Now, with communication technology as good as it is, there's no reason why companies can't spread themselves out more.

Alias Irrelevante

I think NYC should rebuild. I would not approve of the proposals to duplicate the original buildings. The new buildings should be a 21st century architectural statement that reaffirms the role of the city in World Trade.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

I don't see why not...it has to be rebuilt anyway.

Angela, 17
Bella Vista
, AR  USA

nope.

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario  CANADA

A replica? No. Some office space? Yes. A touching memorial? Definitely. Too bad they didn't save those remaining fašade elements of the WTC and incorporate into a memorial / park

Felicia, 35
Lowell
, MA   USA

I'm sure another complex will be erected, but many lessons were learned from this tragedy. I have to believe in my heart of hearts that they will rethink height and go with a number of buildings perhaps 40-50 stories tall. Frankly, they might have trouble acquiring tenants or employees if they try to rebuild in the same manner that it once was.

Fisch, 46
Preston
, CT   USA

Maybe it should be another architectural design.

Patty

No way, that would just be too weird. Besides, why do you think no one rebuilt the Titanic? Sort of the same thing.

Dianne, 17
Ontario  CANADA

Yes absolutely. Its an important symbol of New York.

Talia, 24
Wilton
, CT  USA

Yes, I do. Someone had an idea that sounded really good...they said the towers should be built exactly the same and in the same place with brass plaques inscribed with the names of all those who died that day lining the outside of the building.

Jennifer, 19
Wilkes-Barre
, PA  USA

No. I dont think buildings that tall are very safe, practical or necessary. I think a memorial on the site would be a nice idea - but if that is not possible than something smaller and less targetable. A building where people can escape if they need to is also much more practicle.

Deb

Yes I think a new world trade center should be built but not the towers.  They should be smaller and less obvious.

Ry, 23

I really think that the WTC should not be built on the property it was on, instead I think that there should be a Memorial made for those that died there and I think when they rebuild the WTC it short be more buildings with less floors and maybe bridges to walk from one to another.

Marci, 56
Diamond
, OH USA

`No! There would be another attack

Melodi, 19
Gahanna
, OH   USA

They can try, they could build it exactly the same as a matter of fact, but it will never feel the same to Americans!

Tracy, 24
Ocean City
, NJ  USA

Well, let's see....in the 30-odd years they've been there, they've been blown up twice. You'd think we would have gotten smarter by now.

Kristin, 20
IA  USA

Yes, NYC should rebuild. Don't let terror scare you into submission.

Eric, 19
Beverly Hills
, CA  USA

Yup

Frodo
age unknown, parts unknown

I don't know if people will work in such a high rise again. People are going to want a building that they can get out of incase of an emergency, and not be such a high profile target. Sept 11th spooked quite a few people. I think a memorial/solitude garden with everyone who died listed/honored in a new lower building on the site might work.

Janet, 44
E. Brunswick
, NJ  USA

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